Violet Grigoryan

  • photo by Anna Muradyan

Was born in Tehran before her family repatriated in Armenia in 1975. One of the founders of the literary journal Inknagir. The author of five books of poems, Grigoryan has won the Writers’ Union of Armenia poetry award for [True, I’m Telling the Truth] (1991), and the Golden Cane prize in literature for [The City] (1998). Her poems have been anthologized in France, and in the English-language collections The Other Voice: Armenian Women’s Poetry Through the Ages (2006) and Deviation: Anthology of Contemporary Armenian Literature (2008).

Worthy reader, after solving the following brain-teaser, you can compare your answer with the author’s version of same (printed upside-down at the end). If yours matches hers, you win...